Repair or Replace: Telltale signs from your home appliances

Surely you’ve experienced a broken appliance in your home and as usual, the dilemma begins on whether it’s worth fixing or replace it altogether.

Most importantly, which one is going to save you more money?

These telltale signs should tell you everything you need to know, whether to repair or replace:

1. Fridge

Repair: Minor maintenance signs like not cooling, frost build-up, leaking from the bottom, or broken components can be easily resolved at a reasonable price.

If your fridge is a built-in model, it’s also better to continue maintaining it. Replacing a custom made one by the exact measurements would certainly incur a much greater cost.

Replace: If your fridge has lived past its regular lifespan of 14-17 years and is consistently breaking down, it’s a sign to replace it with a new one. On top of that, older models with plastic backings have a tendency to overheat and possibly catch fire or emit toxic fumes.

2. Washing machine

Repair: Washing machine repairs are common enough. Leaks from the bottom, rattling noises, or if it doesn’t light up or turn on usually just requires a technician to come take a look.

Replace: Significantly bigger problems like a cracked drum, excessive banging, or when it’s damaging your clothes would call for a replacement washing machine. Also, if it’s an outdated model more than 8 years old, it’s best to get a new one anyway.

3. Oven

Repair: If the light bulb has gone out, or it’s not heating to the right temperature, or that the heating element is not glowing red to indicate it’s working, these could easily be fixed by a technician.

Replace: Common reasons include extreme damages like the oven constantly burning your food, the insides have rusted or the glass is cracked, it’s safe to say you’ll be needing a new oven.

4. Aircon

Repair: Regular servicing for your aircon unit should keep it functioning ideally but for issues as common as blowing out warm air, clogged filters, or leaking units, all you need is an aircon service session to resolve the issue.

Replace: For units older than 10 years, constantly breaking down, or operates loudly, it’s time to replace your unit with a newer model before it stops working completely.

Old aircon units that don’t filter the room’s air quality properly could trigger or lead to respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchitis.

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